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I used to share my presets for free, but now I'm doing it commercially, so I removed all the download links for older firmwares. Check my quantum 2.0 thread for the details. However, if you want the presets for an older firmware you're still using, send me a message on d3usxm4ch1n4@gmail.com

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Fremen Quantum presets pack 1






I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and finally decided to do presets programming professionally. 

As a result, I’ve never put as much work as I did with my Quantum 2.0 presets. I had a base to work on, but it’s been a while, and many firmware revisions, since I checked/corrected all the scenes in specific presets  - the ones from my High Gain Starting Pack (HGSP, check this : http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2014/02/fremens-high-gain-starting-pack-bank.html ) or from the five scenes collection (check this : http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2015/05/1812-focus-on-5-scenes-presets.html ), just to mention a few examples. I also completely revised my clean sounds, making a preset for each amp model suitable (to my ears of course) for clean sounds (most  are in bank C).

Of course, I can’t ask for money for presets from other users (like Simeon, Yek, Tyler Grund or Bulb, to name a few), or stock presets, even if I modified them a lot, and most of the time I did. So I will still share those for free, in a bank where I regrouped them. Likewise, I will share my non-commercial user IRs for free. Here’s the link for both (the IRs are needed for my commercial presets, so get them) :


However these are not my go-to presets. You won’t find any of my acoustic simulation, clean, crunch, rhythm, lead, blues/fusion, song specific presets here, but mostly special effects, or some bare bones stock presets I like to keep as a reference for some amp models. My own sounds, those I use with my bands or in my videos, are not in there, but in the three banks I’m selling.

So, what are you getting in my commercial pack ?

- My full three banks of presets, most of which use third party IRs (meaning that they're for FRFR systems, not a regular guitar cab). These are the ones I use, with the most tonal variations. All has been updated to Quantum 2.0, and later on, 3.0. (EDIT August 2016 : they're compatible with 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 too). I took special care (read : hours and hours) on the MKIIC+, the VOX family of amps, and my clean Fender sounds. There is a significant number of brand new presets too (mostly with new or improved amp models etc)
- An alternate version of these three banks, using only free IRs (see the link to download them above) or stock ones. Easier to use if you didn’t buy any commercial IR libraries (but I recommend you to !)
- My collection of drive blocks, which you can load with Axe-Edit
- A spreadsheet detailing my custom user IRs, and explaining many presets
- Cab-Lab 3 screenshots of my user IRs recipes, for those I can’t share because they are commercial

NOTE : this pack has been replaced with an updated version for firmware Quantum 7.02 and above.

The new packs are available on my new website here :

https://fremenpresets.com/


Some more infos of the presets

I  made  all my presets 3 dB quieter than before, to have more headroom. I also took special care to balance the levels between all of them, not only those I use live, but all three banks.  There are two types of levels for my high gain sounds : rhythm and lead. Presets used for lead are around 3 dB louder.

Presets that were made for my high gain starting pack (with HGSP in the name) will have the “rhythm” level in scenes 1, 2 and 5, and “lead” level in scenes 3 and 4.

Boutique presets (end of bank B) are all made for lead playing so they are louder than the rhythm presets. Most Marshall presets too have the level set for lead playing.

The presets are sorted like this :
Bank A : my live presets, 5 scenes presets, fun and special presets
Bank B : high gain (sorted by amp model), high gain starting pack, blues/fusion
Bank C : Marshall, Vox, cleans, special effects.

Also note that I use a MFC-101 with bank size = 10, display offset = 1, and three expression pedals (exp 3 = volume, exp 2 and 1 usage varies but most of the time exp 2 is for wha or whammy, and exp 1 for various morphing effects. Switches 11-15 on my MFC select scenes.

Custom harmonizer settings (for Eb tuning)
"A tout le monde" preset : Custom scales 1 & 2
"Hurricane LD"  preset : Custom scales 9 and 10
"Arabic harmonies" preset : Custom scales 3 (Voice 1) and 4 (voice 2)
"Major penta harmonies" preset : Custom scales 5 (Voice 1) and 6 (Voice 2)

Custom scale 1 : starting from 'A' SHIFT : 3, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4
Custom scale 2 : 3, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4
Custom scale 3 : 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3
Custom scale 4 : 7, 9, 9, 8, 7, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 6, 7
Custom scale 5 : 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4
Custom scale 6 : 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7
Custom scale 9 : 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 5
Custom scale 10 : 4, 5, 4, 3, 5, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 5

28 comments:

  1. Hell yes! I hope I'm the first one to get them!

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  2. Glad that you made the initiative. I don't use multieffects now, but I find the price really good and would certainly buy if I was a user. I totally trust the quality of your work.

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  3. Does this include the tone match preset collection you we're selling Ng with your album?

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    1. Hello, no, those tonematch presets were exclusive to those who buys my album !

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    1. You mean stuff ? Yes, all the presets from previous firmwares have been tweaked/updated, and there's at least 30 brand new presets

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  5. I love it. Thanks a LOT for including the alternate banks with free cabs, that saved me some work! Even though I'm not a typical high gain player I enjoy your banks a lot, and I will recommend them to others. Can I ask what expression pedals you use? I use a Mission EP-1 and a Boss FVL and I'm considering getting a Mission SP-1 also. Kjetil Gilje

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  6. Are these presets for the Axe-Fx II Mark II?

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  7. I'm in for the presets Thibault!! transferred the cash to you just now, can't wait to try them! David McKay

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  8. Hi,
    I just purchased the presets and they sound awesome.
    Is there a way to load them ALL in at once instead of auditioning 1 at a time?
    Also,I can't find your notes on the presets.
    Thanks,great work man!

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  9. I just bought these presets. SOB WOW Every patch is dialed in perfectly. Tones Tones Tones

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  10. I will buy them right now..great job...the price is really comfortable ...thank you !
    If you update as you said there will be a way for us to know when this update will take place.?
    Good luck to you..!

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  11. Just ordered the presets .its gonna be awesome . the tones are what i have been looking for

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  12. Been going through the Presets and iam blown away with them been playing for about 3 hrs

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  13. Will these work on a regular II or are they only for a Mark 2?

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    1. I made them on a regular II, they work on all versions

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  14. Just paid and I can't wait to get into these!

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  15. Buying the pack this Friday when my AX8 arrives!

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  16. You used to specify your update policy, but I don't see it anymore. What's your policy on updates for new firmware releases?

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    1. My policy was that the updates will be valid from the release date (February) for 6 months. It's been six months already... However, the presets work fine with Quantum 3.x and there's no sign of another firmware that would change things in the amp modeling and requires updates...

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  17. Just bought/downloaded the preset pack incl the new Q4 Lead preset. I´m outright stunned by all those varying degrees of awesomeness!! Bag full of kudos for putting in all the work! Keep em coming!!

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  18. Hi. You have done great work!

    My english isn´t perfect, so I have to ask this. Is there most or some of presets, you have used commercial IRs? Could I manage with these presets without IRs presets? If I would buy these commercial IRs, would I need pacs or some cabs (about how much it would cost)?

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  19. There's no updates on anything yet?

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